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2019 has been the year of the CVA with an increasing number of retail and leisure businesses opting to reduce their footprint using this tool.  Join us on 1st October at the Ned located in the heart of the City of London for an evening with Clare Kennedy from AlixPartners and Elaine Nolan from Kirkland & Ellis who will be discussing current issues and challenges facing CVAs in the context of recent market dynamics.



This event is kindly sponsored by 


6:30pm Registration

7:00pm Talk commences

7:45pm Drinks and networking

About the speaker/s

Clare Kennedy

Clare guides and advises stakeholders of financially distressed companies. With nearly 20 years of experience in the restructuring market, Clare acts for both secured lenders and other stakeholders across a number of sectors, with a particular focus on retail and leisure businesses.  As a licensed insolvency practitioner, Clare has led the Prezzo and Casual Dining Group CVAs as well as advised certain Toys R Us landlords. She has also overseen the restructuring and store rationalisation of numerous retailers including Ben Sherman, Austin Reed, Agent Provocateur, Jane Norman, Nicole Farhi and LK Bennett.

Elaine Nolan

Elaine is a restructuring partner in the London office of Kirkland & Ellis International LLP. Elaine has built the market-leading UK retail restructuring practice, exemplified by her work leading the company voluntary arrangements for Toys“R”Us, Prezzo, Homebase, Paperchase, A.S.Adventure, Tragus and Fitness First, as well as advising bondholders on House of Fraser and bondholders/now owners of Debenhams on its CVA and pre-pack.

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